Prawn laksa


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A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

By Elisabeth Luard

Published 2011

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Here’s what to do with the beautiful little blue-grey prawns from Cardigan Bay, tightly curled and firm-fleshed, which turn bright scarlet when cooked.


  • 350 g thin rice noodles
  • 2 medium onions, roughly chopped
  • 2–3 dried chillies, dese


Put the noodles in a bowl with just enough boiling water to cover. Fork to separate the clumps and leave to swell while you prepare the soup.

Whizz the onions, chillies, nuts and peeled lemon grass or lemon zest in a liquidiser, adding a little water to allow the blades to move, till you have a thick paste. Put a splash of oil in a heavy-based pan and fry the paste gently until the onio